Confucius Proverbs

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Expect much from yourself and little from others and you will avoid incurring resentments.
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The man of virtue makes the difficulty to be overcome his first business, and success only a subsequent consideration.
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By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.
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He who will not economize will have to agonize.
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Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.
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The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.
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When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.
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Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their affairs.
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He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good.
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Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
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Wherever you go, go with all your heart.
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Feel kindly toward everyone, but be intimate only with the virtuous.
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It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get.
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The superior person is perceptive and not biased. The lesser person is biased and not perceptive.
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Committing oneself to unsuitable teachings is no good.
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When you have faults, do not stop yourself from abandoning them.
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The superior person is adequately resolute, bt not recklessly inflexible.
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When you make a mistake, do not stop yourself correcting it.
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You can successfully force people to follow a certain course, but you cannot force them to understand.
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I won't be concerned with other people not knowing me; I will be concerned with my lack of ability.
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In speaking, it is best to be clear and say just enought to convey the meaning.
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